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Wolf Creek Farm

688 Gid Collins Lane , Ararat, VA 24053 USA (Show map)

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We offer the best of both worlds ~ Country Privacy and City Attractions. We are convenient to Mt. Airy, NC ("Mayberry"), town amenities, great restaurants, wineries and tourist attractions. The Blue Ridge Parkway is only minutes away. Wolf Creek Farm is a unique Country Retreat B&B for couples, single travelers and families seeking serenity and recreation in a lovely mountain-view setting. Roam or relax on our 102-acre black angus farm in Ararat, VA and enjoy end-of-the-road solitude. Hike the wooded trails, hook the "Big One" in our private 5-acre catch-and-release fishing lake. Fishing boat available; life jackets mandatory and provided. Worms for nominal fee. Feed the cows on a sunset Hayride followed by Evening campfire with s'mores included with two or more nights' stay. Playhouse with swings, sandbox. 360 degree sky view for star-gazers. In-ground pool in season. CHILDREN WELCOME with well-behaved adults! Friendly pets, Jeb, Fitz, and Smokey the cat, outside pets on site. Kennel available for your pets right down the road - Lucky Bones.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Beautiful and quiet

4.2 on October 24, 2014

Wolf Creek Farm is certainly off of the "beaten path". If you want fancy and all the niceties, stay in a hotel downtown, but if you want some peace, quiet, and fantastic hosts, stay at Wolf Creek Farm! It is a working farm, and this area is steeped in history and beauty. The Hobacks are great people, the conversation was a joy, and the breakfasts were great. We were there for 3 nights, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The farm is just a few minutes from some great restaurants and other attractions in Mt Airy, NC. The Olympia restaurant is for down home folks like us, the food is great and the wait staff is fantastic. Prices are great, just be sure you take cash, they don't take plastic. And if you want some fall-off-the bone fantastic ribs, try 13 Bones restaurant. We also highly recommend the regional museum at the north end of the old downtown (Mayberry). The Blue Ridge Parkway is just a few miles north of the farm, we happened to catch the fall leaves at their peak of color -just beautiful. For you history buffs, the farm is actually part of the property where J.E.B. Stuart was born, his birthplace is "just over the hill".

my stay at wolf creek

4.0 on June 29, 2014

It was really great! Loved the Farm, very friendly and helpful for the area,Quiet and peaceful. Just one thing was dissappointing as the weather was beautiful and hot could not use the pool. was not available no patio furniture to sit on around pool at this time and was not aware of this until we arrived. Had we known we may have went somewhere else to enjoy a pool. we chose this place because of the pool and we just wanted to relax and enjot ourselves. I would recomend this place as long as all things are working. Would of been nice to have had the heads up on pool before we arrive i believed we payed maybe too much for what we got.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate all reviews from our guests so we can continue to improve our customer services. We so appreciate Bed and for always sending us the BEST guests! There are times when some things happen that are beyond our control as innkeepers. When we went to open the pool recently, we found that the sand filter had a crack in it; we had to replace the entire filter system and decided to go with a new salt water system that would be more comfortable for our guests. Thus, we were in the process of completing the work and the pool was not ready for guests. We apologized to our guests about the problem. We did not have the pool furniture out yet, as we had tools and piping where we were working. Had our guests expressed to us prior to or upon arrival that the pool was an essential part of their stay, we would have done our best to accommodate their needs, helped them find another place with a pool, and refunded their money.

Mother daughter get away October 2013

5 on April 03, 2014

Back again to Wolfe Creek Farm, this time we enjoyed the company of Gary, Cindy, Kelly (mom to be) at this time. Great Hospitality, great fun and a warm place to just relax. Met some new people there (guests) and enjoyed breakfast with them. Gary and my daughter (Cindy) chatted away about everything. We absolutely love this family and we love Wolfe Creek Farms. Gary invited us to go try out the Spaghetti Dinner at his local church and boy was it so delicious. It is such a relaxing atmosphere and "we feel like family" and will return again and again. Definitely a place to write home about. Love Love Love It/Jenny Powell and Cindy Cendana, Morgantown, WV

Mother Daughter Weekend

5 on November 26, 2012

Absolutely the best place to stay!!!! My daughter, Cindy and myself, Jenny stayed at the cottage during Mayberry Days. As usual, everything was ready for us. My daughter absolutely loved it there. Gary stopped by and we chatted for over an hour (hospitality, wow). I enjoyed being back there at Wolf Creek Farm and will be back in September and October 2013 for Mayberry Days, and Autumn Leaves Festival. Perfect cottage, neat and clean, and everything at your finger tips. Great Great Great is all we can say. Jenny Powell/Cindy Cendana - Morgantown, WV

Great time

4.6 on July 30, 2012

Stayed at cottage. Very homey with comforts of home. Beautiful state. Will return.

Fuller Five Review

5 on June 12, 2012

We stayed at Wolf Creek Farm as a stopover to rest before continuing our vacation driving. It was a comfortable, clean place with very friendly owners. They accomodated our needs extremely well and made us feel so welcome. I would definitely stay here again, maybe taking more time to enjoy the farm next time since we only got to stay one night.

Excellent B&B!!

5 on November 15, 2011

We could not have asked for more hospitable and genuinely wonderful people. We felt like we were staying with family. Wolf Creek Farm was cozy and charming. We highly recommend to anyone who is considering it.

Another stay at Wolf Creek Farm - Cottage

5 on September 29, 2011

This was my second trip back to the farm. Once again I rented the cottage along with my sisters Jean, Margie, Kathy, we had a wonderful time. We never feel rushed and we just come and go as we please. Cindy and Gary are there if you need them; gracious as they are. Gary stopped by to see if we were doing okay and Cindy is just as wonderful as they come. She took the time to chat with us; listen to our needs and immediately took care of anything we needed. I cannot stress the beauty of this place - it is like nothing one can imagine. The pets are so friendly and they dont bother you unless you want them to. The area is easy to get too, very clean and I just dont think you could find anything that is so beautiful, well kept and reasonable to rent. Of course I will be back next year for Mayberry Days and of course I will be staying there!!!!! NOTHING CAN BEAT WOLF CREEK FARMS - WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST PLACE I HAVE EVER STAYED. TRY IT YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT AND THE OWNERS ARE JUST GREAT.......Jenny Powell, Morgantown, WV........Sisters Jean Propst, Kathy Johnson, Margie Karnas.

Christian Hospitality

3.6 on September 28, 2011

My husband and I couldn't have enjoyed this quality country living more. A real family atmosphere with great surroundings and helpful hosts.

Wonderful hosts

4.2 on July 23, 2011

The farm owners were the most wonderful hosts we've ever experienced, they went the extra mile to make you feel welcome, and provided every need and offered extra activies beyond the lodging comforts.

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Rooms & Rates

Meadowview Suite

Charming Meadowview Room overlooks the pasture and the pond. Private bath en suite. Queen bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

No Place Like Home

Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin-Man and the Cowardly Lion! Antique Full Sized bed and Day Bed; Adjoins Guest Library. Large private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $125

Nightly Rate: $100 - $125

Laurel Glen

Fully stocked Cottage with large deck and tin roof porch sleeps 7 adults comfortably with Double Bed in Master Suite, Futon in Family Room and Full Bed with upper Bunk in 2nd bedroom. Two full baths, full kitchen with toaster, coffee pot, blender, electric can opener. CH/AC, TV/VCR/DVD, VHS movies,DVD's, washer/dryer and all supplies plus iron & board. Nominal fee if Breakfast provided. Use of grounds, lake, pool, hayride and campfire included. Games, puzzles.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Cattle View Camper

For budget-minded travelers or motorcyclists wanting a quick stop, consider our Cattle View Camper! This accommodation is fun for small families who would like to experience a "camping" adventure! Sleeps 2-3 adults or two adults and 2-3 children comfortably. Camper is stationary in a private setting with a separate full bath facility close by. Park your motorcycle in a large, secure indoor space. All Camper guests may use pool and lake facilities. Refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, microwave, central heat and air.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

$50 - $75


Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Wine country


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 80 miles

Directions to property:

From Blue Ridge Parkway, MP 192, take Va. Rd. 771 (Willis Gap Rd.) Go Left on The Hollow; Go Right on Rabbit Ridge; Take next Right on Gid Collins Ln. @ Wolf Creek Farm Sign. Go to end of paved road into driveway. You're here! From Mt. Airy, NC, take Riverside Dr. (NC Rt. 104) past Riverside Park to Virginia Line Rd. (VA. 739) (approx. 4.5 miles) Go left onto Virginia Line Rd. Go 1.7 miles to Gid Collins Ln. @ Wolf Creek Farm sign, go left to end of paved road into driveway. You're here!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Airy, NC - "Mayberry", Hillsville Flea Market, Autumn Leaves Festival, Jeb Stuart Civil War Re-Enactment, Mayberry Days, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Clothes dryer, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , coffee, tea, snacks, Guest Library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Hayride, Campfire, Star-Gazing, Bird-Watching, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Must be supervised by parents @ pool and lake areas
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Negotiable @ innkeepers availability
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dog house and pen provided; no inside pets
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Mayberry Days, Autumn Leaves Festival, Weekends - 2 nights
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Check or Paypal accepted for deposit/payment
  • Cancellations: Require 10 days' notice in advance of check in date. 14 days' advance cancellation notice for Mayberry Days, Autumn Leaves Festival, Martinsville Race Weekend, Bristol Race Weekend and other festivals and holidays as determined by innkeepers. If not notified 10 days in advance one night's deposit non-refundable unless we are able to re-book the accommodation. $25 administration fee deducted from deposit or payment if reservation cancelled. If room/cottage is rebooked, deposit will be refunded minus $25 administration fee.



Gary and Cindy Hoback

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About the innkeepers

Gary is interested in raising cattle and anything "farming". Cindy is a retired RN who loves people, children, music, sewing, and crafts.

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  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: porch, patio or poolside as weather permits, Cottage Guests - nominal fee for Breakfast, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , See Special Packages

Signature Dish

Lemon Ginger Pancakes
Light and fluffy with a hint of lemon and ginger, we serve these with Maple Praline Syrup and plenty of hot coffee or tea. Breakfast is tailored to tempt your taste buds and make certain you don't leave the table hungry!


688 Gid Collins Lane , Ararat, VA 24053 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free gift card up to $150!